Leave your sandals at the pier
footsteps only, peace is near.
Sifting sand beneath your feet
between your toes, troubles meet.
Uncertain footing from places within
beach front walking, answer-filled steps begin.
With each pebble and rushing tide
woes and worries, nowhere to hide.
Breathe the ocean air in deep
secrets released; only mermaids and ship captains keep.
Pick your sandals up at the pier
Facing life, once again, without old fear.